Category: Legislative Updates


After Marathon Week of Hearings, Legislature Begins Spring Recess

The California Legislature wrapped up an extremely busy week of committee hearings, bill negotiations, and amendments, breaking for its 10-day Spring Recess upon adjournment of yesterday’s session. Policy committee hearings stretched several hours – some into the evening hours – as committees considered and acted upon a significant number of measures. Advocates packed the halls…

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One Week Remains Before Legislature’s Spring Recess

This week, the California Legislature maintained a swift pace of committee hearings, bill negotiations, and amendments. The Legislature will begin its 10-day Spring Recess upon the adjournment of session next Thursday, April 11. Upon their return on April 22, legislators will have limited time to move bills along the legislative process before meeting deadlines. All…

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Health Committees Convene Joint Hearing on Opioid Crisis

The Senate and Assembly Health Committees convened a joint hearing on Wednesday entitled “Increasing Access to Treatment and Services in Response to the Opioid Crisis.” The hearing featured various panels highlighting the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) pilots, the California Hub & Spoke System (CA H&SS), and other programmatic efforts underway in California to…

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Senate Health Committee Holds Informational Hearing on Public Health Infrastructure and Capacity

On Wednesday, the Senate Health Committee convened an informational hearing on the public health infrastructure and capacity. The hearing, chaired by Senator Richard Pan, focused primarily on governmental public health and provided a rare three-hour platform for the state and local health departments to discuss their range of responsibilities and the challenges with addressing key…

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California Legislature Meets Bill Introduction Deadline, Assembly Announces Select Committees Chairs

Today is the final day for the California Legislature to introduce bills for the 2019 Legislative Session. Over 1,800 bills have been introduced this year, covering an expansive range of topics and subject areas. The Senate and Assembly Desks remain open today and are expected to continue processing bill introductions into the weekend. The CHEAC…

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